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4 Parenting Essentials I Learned From My Adult Kids

Mary Novaria | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

One of the most humbling things about my kids growing up is realizing that I still have growing up to do myself. I'm a reluctant empty nester. And while I'll always be my kids' mom, having the chicks out of the roost and on their own means I've had to adjust the way I parent.

Are You Ready for the Teen Transition?

Todd Kestin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

From the moment they placed that bundle of joy and hope and love in your arms, you've been in control. You spoke, they listened. (At least that was the plan.) Now you have something else on your hands. Now you have a teenager.

Growing Young Adults: What Parents Need to Know About Your Children at College

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 09.30.2015 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

Of course, we all like to think that it is the sons and daughters of others who experiment or do foolish things. Remember, too, that you did not share everything with your parents.

An Online Program That Works for Addicts' Families

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Depending on their typical parenting style, most have already tried the standard continuum of approaches from lecturing, nagging, and punishing to some version of tough love best described as "my way or the highway."

The Hard-To-Hear Advice Every 20-Something Needs

Greatist | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Part of adulthood is understanding the importance of finding peace with your current situation. It took me until I was 40 years old, riding solo across the country on my motorcycle to really find my inner peace.

8 Things I Never Knew About Having Adult Children

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 08.05.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Now that I have all four of my offspring living nearby, I've noticed not only a stronger bond between us, but a few subtle idiosyncrasies that no one warned me about once my baby chicks grew up and flew the coop. I was surprised to learn the following about my adult children:

4 Reasons Why the 90s Are Making a Comeback

Unwritten | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women

It hasn't surprised me that the nostalgia of the Gen-Y childhood is making a comeback. I could sit here and write an endless list of all the reasons the '90s were the best decade to be a child in, from Tamagotchis to Rugrats to 'N Sync (the reasons are endless). But I think there are deeper reasons as to why our Gen-Y childhood culture is making a comeback.

American Christianity Has Been Hijacked

Mikah Meyer | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion
Mikah Meyer

Why has American Christianity become known for the pain it causes? Let American Christianity stop being known as a religion that hurts, as a faith focused on what we're against, and instead let them know we are Christians by our love.

Saying No to Affluenza: 5 Ways Faith Can Help Parents of Teens Raise Healthy, Caring Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 07.14.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

How can parents help their own children say no to affluenza? Or to become caring young adults, forsaking refuge in addictive behaviors? One answer may be right down the street: Their local church, temple or mosque.

What Times Square Yoga Taught Me About Church

Cari Pattison | Posted 07.09.2015 | Religion
Cari Pattison

Last June 21st, I reluctantly accompanied my friend Sarah to Times Square Summer Solstice for Yoga, appropriately titled: "Mind Over Madness." Every year, thousands of people descend upon two Broadway plazas throughout the day for their chance at a free yoga mat and one of a dozen outdoor classes.

Dashed Hopes: The Two Words That Erase Your Children's Dreams

Todd Kestin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

I worked with John for several years, helping him navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, and for as long as he could remember he had always wanted to bring together his love of numbers and sports, particularly baseball.

My Depression Is Not an Accessory

Jacob Hood | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacob Hood

Not only do statements such as, "I'm so depressed," or, "I swear I'm bipolar," diminish the reality of mental illness, but they also reduce the experiences of true victims to "just emotions." Depression isn't a mask you can slip on at your leisure to validate negative feelings.

If Caitlyn Jenner Is So Gorgeous, Why Do Transgender Youth Feel So Sad?

New Harbinger | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
New Harbinger

Even if Caitlyn is setting an impossible standard for acceptance, she is only one early step toward acceptance for people of all gender expressions. We've come a long way over the last 10 and even five years. In your lifetime we will come even farther. You're an important part of that work.

Why Growing Up Means Failing, Learning, and Moving On

Unwritten | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women

Part of growing up is learning that maybe all your dreams won't come true, no matter how hard you work or how much you want them. And an even bigger part of growing up is learning to accept this, move past it -- and, ultimately, find something new to immerse yourself in.

Dear Family Whisperer: My Adult Children Still Fight!

Melinda Blau | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Melinda Blau

To be sure, some siblings never get over their childhood dramas -- a situation that causes pain for the parents. But many do

The Young Adult's Guide to Savvy Meal-Prep

Rachel Paul, MS, RD | Posted 05.20.2015 | College
Rachel Paul, MS, RD

You're young, you're busy. There are so many places to go and people to see, but as we all know -- too well! -- money quite unfortunately doesn't grow on trees, and cooking every day can be a headache.

Growing Up: The Hardest, Most Enjoyable Thing You Will Do

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Robin Cassady

When you're an adolescent, coming into your teen years sounds awesome. We wake up every morning pick out outfits based on how we feel that day, or consider the thought of grabbing the attention of a cute boy at school. Life is so easy for us then.

The Moment I Knew I Was an Adult

Teresa Lee | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Teresa Lee

Ultimately, I think being an adult isn't any one age or any one thing. It doesn't mean that you don't lean on other people when you fall. It just means that you count on yourself first and foremost and don't expect anyone else to clean up your mess for you.

Why I Feel Like a Queen this Mother's Day

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

It wasn't like when I was a younger mom. I didn't feel needed. I didn't feel like I had to have all of the answers. Or that I was taking care of him. Instead, I felt recognized. I felt appreciated. I felt honored.

But How Can He Still Look the Same?

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

In the early days of parenting and on through the rush of childhood, the dizzying breakneck of high school, we only feel the tasks. We don't have the time to remember, or the time to think ahead that there is an "after this."

Top 10 Most Difficult and Useful Things People Need to Learn in Their 20s

Quora | Posted 06.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul

If you don't speak up, nobody will hear you. If you don't introduce yourself, no one will know you. There are no more "class introduction" days. There are no more teachers to call on you even when you're shy. The real world is a scrappy place, and it's on you to make yourself known.

Why You Shouldn't Marry Your Soulmate

Kristina Tsipouras | Posted 06.02.2015 | Weddings
Kristina Tsipouras

"Don't marry your soulmate." When I first heard this advice, I was not on board, but now I realize, it is the best advice I have ever been given. My last relationship was the most intense I had ever experienced in my life.

How to Get Over Your Quarter-Life Crisis

Kali Rogers | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Kali Rogers

This is for all of you out there that actually want to do something about this awkward time, here is how to unapologetically drop kick your quarter-life crisis into last week.

My Son Has One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

The GypsyNesters | Posted 04.10.2015 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

The Boy has embarked on a new journey. He has accepted one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. He is now an Alaskan bush pilot (I suppose we should now call him "Captain The Boy").

Dear Little Sister

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
Liz Kaydanovsky

As if your AP books aren't heavy enough, I see all these weighing on you. And somehow, you manage to carry on, but who's carrying you?